Lukaduke (2444) - Portland, Maine, USA - JAN 20, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep amber color with a sticky protein rich three finger foam. The nose is juicy hops with nice caramel backbone... Peach, apricot, pine and a trace of dank earth mingle nicely with a great round caramel toasted malt backbone. Great balance and a really good drinkable beer !
luttonm (2773) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 26, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at Blind Tiger, NYC. Rich deep clear gold, thick cresting foam. Deep pine and other riches. Clean, crisp hop bill. Resin and pine, and just the right amount of bittering. Stands up to the strong and tasty malt body. Firm, healthy beer. Everything I want in a pint. Love it.
Experiment_Ale (1068) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
at My place on a Thursday night while Taylor is at "Girls Night." Pours deep bronze with manly foamy head. Aroma is piney medium strength hops. Taste is sweet pine, juicy tangy pine, heavy bitterness that works, but does leave my mouth a little dry. I like it, but prefer a lighter more floral IPA. really nice flavor though.
arn8897 (76) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a medium amber color with a white head. Aromas of hops, citrus, melon, and caramel. Taste of more of the same. Nice lacing in the glass. Nice and not to overpowering either. Very light on the palate.
jlioi (13) - - FEB 25, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A great beer. This would be nice at dinner or out at a bar. It has great flavor but nothing over powering.
ej1oo1 (15) - New York, USA - FEB 25, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Delicious! Just the right balance of sweet to bitter. And potent to boot. Definitely going back to this.
Salmoniform (1137) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - FEB 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from tallboy to glass. Amber hue with creamy off white head. Aroma is melon, orange, papaya, resin, grapefruit, caramel. Mouthfeel is great with a medium body and crisp carbonation. Taste is dry sweet with a nice hop bitterness following. Overall this is a decent brew.
kkleu357 (427) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 23, 2015
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bought this while on a work trip in Pennsylvania. After popping the top, the whole hotel room filled up with this huge berry aroma. Very nice. One of the best smelling beers ever. Taste was great too. Lots of citrus and berry taste, with a good sweet touch. Almost like a hint of honey. Excellent beer.
demannu (27) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 23, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2015 One of the best looking beers I’ve seen. Beautiful copper/amber color with a white head that laces very nicely through the entire glass. The hops dominate the flavor profile without being offensive leading this beer to be very drinkable. With that being said, I was not as head over heels as the true fans are. I think the cult following this beer has developed has kind of over inflated its rep.
aleigator (340) - GERMANY - FEB 22, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Many thanks to Ron for the can!
Has a huge, froth white head, with a crystal clear dark orange color.
The aromas release an interesting interaction between ripe blood orange and fresh cut grass with a noteable dank aspect. The intense hoppy aromas get a sweet touch to them by a bready, slightly biscuity malty arise, intensifying the fruit appearance by a adding a gentle ripeness to them. Citrus zest blending well into the dankness evokes a subtle, sour peak.
Drinks very smooth, with soft, dough malts up front, accompanied by citraic, bitter hops. While the malts remain in a supportive role, they develop a decent sweetness adding to juicy orange and tangerine. Grass and zingy lemon get introduced to the tastebuds by a lively carbonation, completing the sublime, surprisingly bitter hop character. Finishes with toffeeish malts, which get overpowered by a bitter, tropical hop onslaught in which pricky lime stands out among grass, pine and blood orange, leading to a long lasting bitterness. Drinks shockingly easy, while establishing a great depth in flavours with a beautiful smooth mouthfeel to it.
Shonkers (15) - Parkland, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Severely disappointed with this year’s (2015) batch. My rather small mind was totally blown by the fresh 2009 batch I had, and considered this ale a Top 5. Bought a case up in Columbus, Ohio, and brought it back to South Florida to enjoy. Opened the first bottle within 2 days of the journey...and was severely underwhelmed. Totally lacking in aroma, taste, and overall presence. The Brewkettle ’White Rajah’ blew it away, took its lunch money, and rubbed its face in dog doo. I’m VERY disappointed.